After receiving fan feedback, the developer has announced it is disabling Final Fight and replacing it with another iteration of the fan-favorite 50v50 mode. "We know you want to get back out to the Playground LTM", wrote Fortnite developers on Reddit. "We're continuing testing on our matchmaking improvements and are still aiming to open the Playground LTM as soon as we're confident in our improvements, " Epic posted to the "Fortnite: Battle Royal" subreddit. "We've since separated the Playground matchmaker from the one that affects the default modes and made large improvements to assist with the number of players".
Representatives from the company described the unexpected mishap on Twitter and Reddit Thursday, saying, "So many of you rushed in to create and play that our matchmaking service fell over".
That means anyone in the United Kingdom can expect to hear more about the mode at about 3pm today.
The 50v50 LTM that's replacing Final Fight will have some new guidelines compared to previous 50v50 game modes.
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It's clear that Epic Games is keen to make the mode available as it has been a highly-anticipated feature ever since it was first revealed last month.
'We've got multiple teams working to get this mode back into your hands so you can let your imaginations run wild'.
Epic explained why it was taken offline shortly after the limited time mode was taken off the game.